Pinecrest Bible Training Center

John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone.

Beginning in 2008 the vision and bible school that God so graciously gave Wade Taylor beginning in 1968 came to an abrupt end, falling into the ground and dying.-

We now wait for God to raise up and bring forth His seed of promise in another, that the vision fail not.

Summer 1975
Retrospect and Vision

Wade E. Taylor
President of Pinecrest

Pinecrest was born through the outworking of a vision received while alone in prayer in the fall of 1959. At that time, I was attending Pine Crest Bible Institute, which then operated on these grounds. The school closed in the spring of 1962 and Pinecrest was left vacant for six years.

In the spring of 1968 the vision again was rekindled and the Lord miraculously made the campus available. Classes began with a small student body in the fall of 1968 and the Lord has blessed greatly, until now we are filled to capacity.

Looking back to the original vision, the Lord had clearly made it known that He desired to bring into being a place where He could be Lord; where He would move as He pleased, when and through whom He desired; and where He would be given the pre-eminence and His abiding presence would be acknowledged. Thus, the program at Pinecrest has been flexible and open to His headship.

Our goal and purpose is to BE what He would have us be; not to promote any particular position or doctrine. Yet in remaining true to the Scriptures and giving them their rightful place, we seek to cultivate in the young people at Pinecrest a living, vital relationship with their Lord, and a fellowship with one another that will bring a greater glory to our Lord.

This seventh year has been a year of rest in which the Lord has manifestly extended His hand in provision, blessing, and visitation as He has moved in our midst. We are looking towards a greater fulfilling of the vision that our Lord might have a place and a people who are totally His. It is our desire that Pinecrest might be such a place.


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